Meet Rinske van Noortwijk and Corian Hugenholtz-Sasse – they make wishes come true.
It’s odd how when you look away your friends seem to go and do some really interesting stuff. I first met Willem Guizeman in 2005 when he was in Birmingham planning some work on the Residents university for the Residents for Regeneration. Then he was fronting a Europe wide organisation which was working with the EU.
Last month we saw each other again in The Hague, his home town. Now Willem is doing something much more Read more
A decade ago I made a half hour documentary about allotments, called Losing the Plot. The programme reflected what was then a confused attitude to urban land and how we value greenspace.
It featured academic and activist Simon Baddeley talking about his campaign to prevent homes being built on the Victoria Jubilee allotments, which border Handsworth Park.
Beth Kanter is the social media expert for non profit organisations. Last year I made this promise to pay more attention to her prolific blog output.
Today is her 53rd birthday, and in keeping with a small tradition built up over the last 3 years, she is again using her birthday as an excuse to show how social media and trusted networks can combine to help charities. She is raising funds for her favourite charity, the Sharing Foundation.